The APS Interest Group on Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology is calling for nominations from graduates of fourth year, Masters by coursework, and/or their supervisors, for the GLIP Award. The value of the GLIP Award is $250 and the winner will be announced at the annual conference of the APS and in InPsych.

The award is intended to promote and encourage excellence in research into psychological issues of same-sex attraction and to acknowledge and reward psychology graduates for their contribution to research into such issues.

Administration

  1. The GLIP Award is the responsibility of the Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Interest Group.
  2. The National Committee of the Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Interest Group will appoint a selection committee of at least two people of an appropriate gender mix from their number, to be responsible for recommending an appropriate Award recipient to the Board.
  3. The selection committee may also recommend that one or more Certificates of Commendation also be awarded.
  4. The Award will be presented at the Society’s Annual Conference, and will also be announced in InPsych.

Eligibility

  1. Nominees need not be Members of the Society.
  2. Students, who in the period since the previous award was made, have completed a research report or thesis in the area of same-sex attraction issues submitted as part of the requirements of either:
    1. an accredited fourth year psychology program; or
    2. an accredited Masters by coursework psychology program;
      will be eligible for the award.

Nomination process

  1. A call for nominations for Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology (GLIP) Award will be made annually in the February or earlier InPsych.
  2. Nominations are made by submitting two (2) copies of the research report or thesis to the Chair of the selection committee by the date set in the call for nominations.
  3. Nominations do not need to be supported by a proposer, seconder or referee.
  4. Candidates may nominate themselves or be nominated by their supervisor or a Member of the Society.

Selection criteria

In judging the nominations for the Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology (GLIP) Award the selection committee will have regard to the scientific merit of the report or thesis, its contribution to the field of psychology and its relevance to same-sex attracted people, including consideration of:

  1. contribution to the development of theory (eg, gender or sexual identity);
  2. the degree of innovation in research design and methodology;
  3. the relevance of the findings to same-sex attracted people;
  4. how the findings promote an understanding of the life experience of same-sex attracted people;
  5. contribution to professional practice with same-sex attracted people; and
  6. any implications for enriching the lives of same-sex attracted people.

Value of the award

  1. Successful candidates for the Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology (GLIP) Award will:
    1. receive an award of $250; and
    2. be presented with an appropriate certificate. 
  2. One or more Certificates of Commendation may also be awarded to unsuccessful nominees.

Closing date

Nominations close on 31 October, 2014.

Nominations are to be made by submitting two (2) copies of the thesis to the coordinator of the selection committee (details below). Students should submit both their literature review and their research paper, if their thesis is comprised of two separate components.

Contact:
Dr Damien Riggs
School of Social and Policy Studies
Flinders University
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide
South Australia 5001

Previous winners

2012
Heidi Jansen
“Mental Health in Lesbian/Bisexual Women”
2011
Natalie Mathews
I don’t believe in discrimination but… this is just too far: Political management of the Australian same sex marriage debate.
2010
Naomi Overton
The role of the Internet in the formation of a sexual identity for Australian same-sex attracted youth
2009  Not awarded 
2008  Not awarded  
2007  Greg Fell
Working with lesbian, gay and bisexual clients: A workshop 
2006

Louise Du Chesne, Charles Sturt University
The Subjective Experience of the Lesbian (M)other: An Exploration of the Construction of Lesbian Maternal Identity  

2005  Carolyn Ellis, University of South Australia 

2004

Sharon Dane, University of Queensland
Taking a closer look: the role of perceived heterosexual acceptance and perceived support from sexual minority friends and predicting same-sex attracted youths' wellbeing

2003

Bernadette Spencer, Macquarie University
The role of differentiation of self and internalised homophobia in couple formation and dyadic adjustment in lesbians

2002

Mr Aydin Karacanta, Macquarie University